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Rendawa Shonnu Lodro's Commentary On The 'Entry Into The Middle' Lamp Which Elucidates Reality
Rendawa Shonnu Lodro's Commentary On The 'Entry Into The Middle' Lamp Which Elucidates Reality
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Publisher's Note

Rendawa Shonnu Lodro's Commentary on the 'Entry into the Middle' Lamp which elucidates Reality is a work of spontaneous wisdom. It draws on relative truth and seeks to establish the connections between the ten levels of the causal plane analogous to the embryonic phases and the single level of the resultant phase in the tradition of the Madhyamika School of thought. The root text has all the elements to induce the generation of mind and determination of emptiness. A philosophical exposition of such profound truth has had a powerful impact on thoughtful minds. The present work of translation also includes a short biography of the commentator. The entire text has been faithfully rendered into a foreign language which brings credit to the translators who have accomplished the difficult task of rendering the metaphysical nuances expressed in the traditional mode of one language into the modern mode of another language.

I admire the skill and fortitude of Mr. Jurgen Stoter - Tillman to translate the treatise of Rendawa Shonnu Lodros with the valuable assistance of Acharya Tashi Tsering. I am convinced that the publication of this work will benefit all humanity.

Preface

Mr. Jurgen Stoter - Tillmann and I have been involved in the translation of this treatise since 1989. The main purpose behind our choosing a Madhyamika treatise was that all the Buddhas of the past, present and future are said to obtain enlightenment through practising the middle-path. Our choice of this particular treatise was based on the fact that this Commentary to Entry into the Middle of Je Tsun Rendawa Shonnu Lodro is accepted by scholars of all the four Tibetan sects as a work of excellent and incomparable scholarship. Moreover, in recent years scholars all over the world have been showing particular interest in Madhyamika treatises, and this too was a factor that influenced our choice.

I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Director of the Institute for taking interest in the publication of this treatise. I also owe thanks to the Publication Unit of the Institute for having made every effort to ensure the speedy publication of this treatise.

Contents
Publisher's Notev
Prefacevii
Biographyix-xiii
Introductionxix-xxviii
The Commentator's Introduction1-32
Prologue1-2
The connection of the treatise2-31
The topic of the treatise31
The purpose of the treatise31-32
Basic Text 'Entry into the Middle' by Candrakirti with Commentary32-293
Introduction32-43
Essence of the treatise43
The causal phase43-44
First Level45-64
Second Level65-74
Third Level75-85
Fourth Level86-87
Fifth Level88-89
Sixth Level90-335
Essence of the level90-94
Determination of emptiness94-335
Basis94-96
Person96-100
Matter100-335
The selflessness of phenomena100-246
Sermon100
Logic101-105
Exposition of logic105-246
Refutation of arising through the four alternatives106-229
Refutation of arising from self106-111
Refutation of arising from what is different111-220
Refutation of arising from both220-222
Refutation of arising without cause222-229
Lack of intrinsic nature229-239
The dependent arising of the superficial239-243
The function of logical analysis243-246
The selflessness of person246-247
Refutation of a substantially existent self247-278
Elucidation of the dependence of the person278-306
The subdivision of selflessness306-335
Seventh Level336-337
Eight Level338-341
Ninth Level342
Tenth Level343-344
Eleventh Level345-349
The resultant phase349-386
Conclusion386-390
Epilogue390-393
Glossary394-424

Rendawa Shonnu Lodro's Commentary On The 'Entry Into The Middle' Lamp Which Elucidates Reality

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Rendawa Shonnu Lodro's Commentary on the 'Entry into the Middle' Lamp which elucidates Reality is a work of spontaneous wisdom. It draws on relative truth and seeks to establish the connections between the ten levels of the causal plane analogous to the embryonic phases and the single level of the resultant phase in the tradition of the Madhyamika School of thought. The root text has all the elements to induce the generation of mind and determination of emptiness. A philosophical exposition of such profound truth has had a powerful impact on thoughtful minds. The present work of translation also includes a short biography of the commentator. The entire text has been faithfully rendered into a foreign language which brings credit to the translators who have accomplished the difficult task of rendering the metaphysical nuances expressed in the traditional mode of one language into the modern mode of another language.

I admire the skill and fortitude of Mr. Jurgen Stoter - Tillman to translate the treatise of Rendawa Shonnu Lodros with the valuable assistance of Acharya Tashi Tsering. I am convinced that the publication of this work will benefit all humanity.

Preface

Mr. Jurgen Stoter - Tillmann and I have been involved in the translation of this treatise since 1989. The main purpose behind our choosing a Madhyamika treatise was that all the Buddhas of the past, present and future are said to obtain enlightenment through practising the middle-path. Our choice of this particular treatise was based on the fact that this Commentary to Entry into the Middle of Je Tsun Rendawa Shonnu Lodro is accepted by scholars of all the four Tibetan sects as a work of excellent and incomparable scholarship. Moreover, in recent years scholars all over the world have been showing particular interest in Madhyamika treatises, and this too was a factor that influenced our choice.

I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Director of the Institute for taking interest in the publication of this treatise. I also owe thanks to the Publication Unit of the Institute for having made every effort to ensure the speedy publication of this treatise.

Contents
Publisher's Notev
Prefacevii
Biographyix-xiii
Introductionxix-xxviii
The Commentator's Introduction1-32
Prologue1-2
The connection of the treatise2-31
The topic of the treatise31
The purpose of the treatise31-32
Basic Text 'Entry into the Middle' by Candrakirti with Commentary32-293
Introduction32-43
Essence of the treatise43
The causal phase43-44
First Level45-64
Second Level65-74
Third Level75-85
Fourth Level86-87
Fifth Level88-89
Sixth Level90-335
Essence of the level90-94
Determination of emptiness94-335
Basis94-96
Person96-100
Matter100-335
The selflessness of phenomena100-246
Sermon100
Logic101-105
Exposition of logic105-246
Refutation of arising through the four alternatives106-229
Refutation of arising from self106-111
Refutation of arising from what is different111-220
Refutation of arising from both220-222
Refutation of arising without cause222-229
Lack of intrinsic nature229-239
The dependent arising of the superficial239-243
The function of logical analysis243-246
The selflessness of person246-247
Refutation of a substantially existent self247-278
Elucidation of the dependence of the person278-306
The subdivision of selflessness306-335
Seventh Level336-337
Eight Level338-341
Ninth Level342
Tenth Level343-344
Eleventh Level345-349
The resultant phase349-386
Conclusion386-390
Epilogue390-393
Glossary394-424
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